How To Clean Your Hearing Aids

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Your hearing aids are essential tools for you to listen better. They allow for us to better communicate with others and pick out pieces of information that are being said to us. For those whose careers rely heavily on socializing with others then you cannot afford to have these malfunction.

It would then be important to always keeps these clean because if their parts in the inside become compromised then it may become damaged.

The Proper Tools

Before you commence cleaning, you must first be equipped with the appropriate tools. These are essential as they are custom made to the nature of hearing aids and so as to avoid causing harm to them.

Earwax Pick  – This is utilized to get into the small gaps on your devices. The amount of earwax produced can vary from person to person, and it can become trapped within these holes. If left ignored these may find its way deeper into the unit, which will harm it and minimize its amplifying capabilities.

Hearing Aid Brush – Armed with soft bristles, these remove sticky substances from the surfaces of your hearing aid. If these are lost, you may substitute these though with soft toothbrushes.


The process of removing harmful elements from your hearing aids isn’t complex and can actually be accomplished by anyone as long as they have patience in doing so. These usually only last a few minutes though, so finding time to for this task is not much of an issue.

The Best Time To Clean

The best time to clean your hearing aids would be right before you sleep, or at the end of the day when you will be no longer requiring their services. This way they will be free of any particles and debris for a long period. This is ideal compared to cleaning in the morning, only to have them exposed to these right away when you put them on.

However, you may clean it in the middle of the day, especially when your auditory system manufactures large amounts of earwax. If you find the sounds being produced your devices start to seem unclear due to the presence of this material then start the procedure of extracting them.


  1. Examine your hearing aids and take note of where earwax and particles are situated.
  2. Prior to anything else your main focus should be the gaps on your devices. Use the earwax pick on these openings. When focusing on a certain hole make sure it is facing downward to avoid particles from getting lodged further within the model.
  3. You can then proceed to brushing the exterior. Make sure not to use to much force and to watch where you are brushing.
  4. Upon brushing you may have possibly pushed particles into your hearing aids’ openings. Make sure to use your earwax pick on these again if that is the case.

Letting A Professional Do The Work

It would also be wise to visit a profession to have them clean these. An annual trip to their office would be recommended. Beltone Audiology has friendly and skilled audiologists making sure each visit is a pleasurable one. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (888) 210-5846.